Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Menu rescue!

I mentioned in my last post that my weekly menu might need a little help. What do you think?
Not only is it unimaginative, it is significantly crumpled because it is several weeks old(at least). And it's been taken along to the grocery store every Tuesday, since I print my grocery list on the back. I write in pencil so that I can re-use my sheets. Yes, sometimes my frugality carries me a little farther than it should.
After reading ES's last chapter, I decided that it was time for a change. I did not break out my
watercolor pencils. But I did find some pretty computer and scrapbook paper, and I knew that Word had some nice fonts, so I sat down last night and made this instead. Time was short and I used what I had. I am brand new to scrapbooking, so I was limited to the one pad of paper in my possession. :~) Still-I think it harmonizes fairly well. And it is a certainly an improvement over my crumpled, recycled version!

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Hidden Art chapter 4

In chapter four, ES spends some time explaining how painting, sketching, and sculpturing can become a wonderfully creative outlet that blesses your family. This chapter certainly made me think twice about my ho-hum weekly menu sheet that I keep on the refrigerator! I'm doing some thinking about how I can make the menu beautiful!
Since this is NOT the first time I've read this book, I spent some time remembering my dd's notebook that we used in church. The year she
was three, we had her with us during the worship service and Sunday school hour. So I followed ES's example and sketched the main points for her. Good memories! I'm so grateful for the examples that ES included in her book-they proved invaluable to me, and now my dd and I have a record of a very special time we shared together.